Wednesday, 22 February 2012

LighterLife Day1

Well that's my first day of lighterlife done.

The packs weren't as bad as I thought they'd be and I've managed to not put milk in my tea all day. Just gave to remember when I make a cuppa to make it slightly weaker than I normally would. I have found I have am quite fond of mint tea.

So today's menu was porridge for breakfast, banana shake for lunch, pasta carbonara for tea and pea n ham soup for supper.

Have to say I wasn't overly keen on the porridge so tomorrow I'm going to try the apple n cinnamon flavour and hopefully I will like it more.

Well it's time for one born every minute so I'm offski.

Bex x

Monday, 20 February 2012


Oops meant to post this last night

I have my first LighterLife class tomorrow. Honestly I am quite excited about it.

At the initial consultation evening the other week I was told I would have to see my GP for a health screen form to be filled in due to some of the medication I am taking and I will then have to have monthly blood pressure checks to ensure all is ok.

Well I saw my GP before work this morning and he filled in the form for me. Due to being on some antidiruetics he gave me a blood form to have my electrolytes checked and another form to get them done again in 3-4 weeks time to see if the diet has had any effect. My GP said that if it does affect my electrolytes then I will have to come off the meds. In the mean time I am to start the diet and see him again for the bloods results in a months time. If I start to feel ill then I am to stop the diet and go see him for a check up.

I have made the decision that I am going to do the diet to lose around 4-5stone and hopefully this will increase my confidence enough to take the plunge and join some kind of exercise class.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Weight and Measurements So Far

First Weigh In ---141.8k
1st Week --138.7
2nd Week --139.3
3rd Week --140.1
4th Week --141
5th Week --142
6th Week --140.5


I really should have done this the first week but I forgot.


I will measure myself again in a months time to see if I have made any progress and hopefully I will have done better weight wise.
Sorry Ive neglected my blog for the last couple of weeks, I have a few things on my mind.

Last week I went to a lighterlife meeting to find out what its all about and I was really shocked to find their scales weighed me in at 142k. The other thing that shocked me was the cost. It would cost me £72 a week to lose weight with lighterlife as well as still having to buy food in for the husband. Thankfully I have a supportive family and they are going to help towards the cost so that I can lose some serious weight.

On the plus side I weighed myself on my scales last night and they showed 140.5. It isn't great as I've still got a few kilos to lose to get over the gain but its a step in the right direction.

I've decided this week that the best way for me to gradually increase my exercise is to start slowly and comfortably in my own home. So I am going to start by going on the Wii for 10 minutes as soon as I get in from work and gradually build it up to 30 minutes over a few weeks. And use the weekends to go out for walks with James.

Talking of walks we walked around Newmillerdam the other Sunday. Yes I took the shorter route of 1.2k rather than the 1.6 and I did stop a few times to rest my back but I did it without too much whingeing. I took a coulple of pics and a really nice one of me and James. I usually hate having my photo taken but I really do like the pic of Jimmy and me.